Need to Hire Furnace Operators?

RSS is Your Trusted Source for Furnace Operators 

With more than three decades of expertise in temporary workforce solutions, we are keenly aware of the importance of avoiding staff shortages to maintain peak performance.  We can provide your business with skilled, experienced, and reliable furnace operators who will blend effortlessly into your team.

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Furnace Operator Staffing

Whether you’re looking to cover a temporary gap, address seasonal demands, or manage a short-term initiative, RSS is here to support you. We offer adaptable staffing solutions designed to cater to your unique requirements, ensuring that your furnace operations proceed seamlessly without any interruptions.

Emergency Staffing Solutions: Downtime isn’t an option for furnace operations. That’s why we offer emergency staffing services to swiftly address unforeseen vacancies, aiding you in sustaining operational continuity and adhering to safety regulations.

Custom Staffing Plans: Recognizing that each business is distinct with its own staffing necessities, RSS collaborates directly with you to grasp your particular needs. We then craft a tailored staffing strategy that supports your operational objectives and fits within your budget.

Reliable and Skilled Furnace Operators.

All our furnace operators undergo a comprehensive vetting process and hold the essential certifications and experience required to expertly manage your furnace operations. We are committed to ensuring they remain current with the most recent safety protocols and operational excellence guidelines.

Furnace Operator Staffing
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Positions We Fill

Furnace Operator

Heat Treat Furnace Operator

Blast Furnace Operator

Smelter Operator

Induction Furnace Operator

Glass Furnace Operator

Vacuum Furnace Operator

Metal-Refining Furnace Operators

Discover The RSS Difference

Cost-Effective Solutions: By choosing RSS for your temporary staffing needs, you can avoid the costs and hassles associated with recruiting and training new employees. Our solutions are designed to be cost-effective, allowing you to allocate your resources more efficiently.

Safety Foremost: We ensure that all our furnace operators comply with the utmost safety protocols, reducing hazards and securing a safe working atmosphere.

Reliability and Flexibility: We offer flexible staffing solutions that adapt to your changing needs, providing you with the reliability and peace of mind that your operations are in good hands.

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Don’t let staffing challenges disrupt your furnace operations. Contact RSS today and discover how we can help you maintain smooth, efficient, and safe operations with our expert temporary staffing solutions.

Client Testimonials

Anthony M Smith, UNFI

“UNFI was at the forefront of what was going to become not only a business hurdle but a national pandemic. I was faced with multiple union strikes and staffing shortages around the United States. Upon notification of my first strike (walk-out) RSS was able to provide within 48-72 hours all the support necessary to get the distribution center up and running and on-time to customers. The customers stated that the replacement workers were better than the regular workforce.

I can not tell you how much I appreciated the support you and your team was able to provide when we were faced with a national emergency.”

Regional Vice President, U.S. largest food distributor

“I wanted to reach out and thank you for the support provided. This was new territory for our management team. When it came to contingency drivers, your team stepped up in a very significant way during a very troubling time for our distribution center. Not only were you there for us, but you proved to be extremely fast and flexible with filling our needs in under 48 hours notice. Your onsite management of your driver contingency team was the exact partnership we needed to ensure we could focus our time on our customers.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a Furnace Operator do?

A furnace operator manages and operates industrial furnaces that heat materials as part of manufacturing processes. The role of a furnace operator can vary depending on the industry but generally includes the following duties:


    • Operating Furnaces: They control the operation of the furnace, adjusting temperature and airflow to meet specific requirements. This involves starting and stopping the furnace according to production schedules and monitoring the furnace conditions to ensure optimal performance.
    • Material Handling: Furnace operators are responsible for loading materials into the furnace for processing. This could include metals, glass, or other materials that must be melted, heated, or treated at high temperatures.


  • Monitoring Quality: They monitor the process and the output to ensure that the final product meets the required specifications. This might involve taking temperature measurements, examining material samples, and adjusting furnace operations to correct any issues.
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting: Regular maintenance is crucial for furnace operations. Operators perform routine checks, clean the furnace and surrounding area, and identify signs of wear or malfunction. They may perform minor repairs or report the need for major repairs to ensure the furnace remains in good working condition.
  • Safety Compliance: Safety is paramount in furnace operations due to the high temperatures and potential hazards. Operators must adhere to safety protocols, use protective equipment, and ensure safety measures are in place to prevent accidents. They also respond to any emergencies according to established procedures.
  • Record Keeping: Furnace operators maintain logs of operations, including details about production quantities, maintenance activities, and any deviations from standard operating procedures. These records are essential for tracking performance and compliance and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Collaboration and Communication: They work closely with other team members, including production managers, maintenance personnel, and quality control staff, to ensure smooth and efficient operations. Effective communication is key to resolving issues quickly and maintaining productivity.
What industries do Furnace Operators work in?

Furnace operators are crucial in industries such as steel manufacturing, glass production, and other sectors that require the use of high-temperature processes for material transformation.

What's the difference between a furnace operator and a boiler operator?

The difference between a furnace operator and a boiler operator primarily lies in the specific systems they manage and their respective responsibilities:

Furnace Operator:

  • System Managed: Furnaces are heating units designed to heat materials for various industrial processes. These include metal and ore processing, glass making, and other manufacturing processes requiring high temperatures.
  • Responsibilities: A furnace operator’s duties typically involve controlling the temperature and operations of the furnace, loading materials, monitoring the process for quality control, and performing maintenance and safety checks to ensure the furnace operates efficiently and safely.


Boiler Operator:

  • System Managed: Boilers are devices or systems that heat or vaporize water or another fluid, primarily to generate steam for power generation, heating, and various industrial processes.
  • Responsibilities: A boiler operator is responsible for managing the operation of the boiler system, maintaining the correct pressure and temperature, ensuring the boiler is supplied with water, monitoring the fuel supply, and conducting regular maintenance and safety inspections to comply with safety and operational standards.

While both roles require understanding heat and combustion, furnace operators are more focused on directly heating materials for manufacturing processes. In contrast, boiler operators concentrate on generating and managing steam or hot water for various applications, including power generation, heating, and supporting industrial processes.

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